La Palma airport closes again over volcanic ash cloud
11:57, 07 October 2021
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The airport in the Canary island of La Palma island where the Cumbre Vieja volcano is erupting was closed again on Thursday due to the ash cloud, Spanish airport authorities told AFP.
"The airport is no longer operational at the moment," the airport operator AENA spokesperson said, adding that it was necessary to clean up the runways before it could be reopened. But the closure "may not last very long."
This is the second closure after the volcano eruption started on September 19. Previously, it was reopened forcing some tourists to pay several times the ticket price to La Palma to see the natural outburst.